Buy NoSweatShakespeare’s Macbeth for Kids Ebook

The Shakespeare for Kids series is aimed at 8 to 11 year olds


Macbeth for Kids is written as a story that can be read by children, or read to them by parents or teachers who wish to introduce them to Shakespeare


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“Your ebook was a godsend because it was distinct, easily accessible and very child friendly. The resource I obtained from you has been used again and again”

M Browning

“I have used No Sweat Shakespeare’s versions of both Hamlet and Macbeth with my 11th and 12th grade students. I can honestly say that your texts allowed my students to fully engage in Shakespeare’s text and, most importantly, to enjoy them. They found the story format much easier to read than the original script format.”

Lisa Melody

“I needed a version of the play that was not a “watered down” text that my students could understand and get the meaning from so that they could relate to the themes of the play without getting lost in the language. This version has been instrumental in my students’ understanding and I am so glad I found your website.”

Steven Shelton

“The book is authentic, and very close to Shakespeare’s original plot. It also has the WHOLE story there, and doesn’t miss parts out. It explores the characters well, for example when it describes Romeo’s mood… I rate it 5 stars.” 

Jonathan Howard

“I read the Tempest by Shakespeare a couple of times, and I’m not used to that style of language and grammar. Just to be sure I had all the details, I downloaded The Tempest from you. It helped clear a couple things up for me and added some minor details that really helped when it came test time.” 

Kevin Thorpe

“The service you offer is absolutely fantastic and allowed my daughter to be able to understand the play in modern day language, which made reading and following the original much easier. It is with no undertatement the reason she did so well in her English exams. Probably the best money I have ever spent on her education!” 

Christine Daly

“I was never too keen on reading Shakespeare, as it is written in very old English and I found it difficult to understand. This book has changed my mind entirely, and made me want to read the other books and try out proper Shakespeare.”

Aaron Jordan

“These are wonderful teaching tools. Language is key in teaching Shakespeare and I often start my students with passages from the literal text, juxtaposed with the same passage from No Sweat Shakespeare . I like the download option; it is perfect for my purposes. I can cut & paste to create my own lesson plans.” 

Patrick Kreischer

“My students patted themselves on the pack for having a deeper understanding of the material than their friends in other classes. Clearly, using your texts was a “win-win” situation for both teacher and students! Thank you for making a master story teller accessible to all students.” 

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Macbeth for Kids Ebook Sample


It was beginning to grow dark. Thunder rumbled and the heath was covered with mud. Three deformed shapes crept out of the slime. A drumbeat – an army on the march – could be heard approaching.

‘A drum! a drum! Macbeth doth come,’ they chanted.

The three joined hands and began moving slowly in a circle.

‘The weird sisters, hand in hand,

Posters of the sea and land,

Thus do go about, about:

Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine,

And thrice again, to make up nine.

Peace! The charm’s wound up.’

Macbeth and Banquo walked ahead of their troops.

‘What a day,’ said Macbeth. ‘Victory and filthy weather at the same time.’ [show_more color=”#2997ab” more=”Read more >>” less=”<< Read less"]

‘How far is it to Forres?’ said Banquo. He stopped short as three human shapes rose in front of them. ‘What are these?’ he said. ‘So withered and strangely dressed that they don’t look like anything that lives on the earth.’ He shut his eyes tight then opened them again. ‘But they are definitely here.’ He took a step towards them. ‘Are you real? Or should we be afraid of you?’

The three women cackled hysterically then hopped about saying ‘shhh’ and placing their bony fingers on their skinny lips.

‘You seem to be women but you’ve got beards! exclaimed Banquo.

‘Speak if you can,’ said Macbeth. ‘What are you?’

‘All hail, Macbeth!’ cawed the first witch. ‘Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!’

Macbeth and Banquo glanced uneasily at each other.

‘All hail, Macbeth,’ screamed the second witch. ‘Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!’

Macbeth laughed nervously. Banquo stared at the women.

‘All hail Macbeth!’ cooed the third witch. ‘That shalt be king hereafter!’

‘Good Sir,’ said Banquo as Macbeth recoiled. ‘Why do you start and seem to be afraid of things that sound so favorable?’ He turned back to the three creatures ‘Are you real or what? Who are you? You greet my partner showing that you know who he is and promise him great things, including the royal crown – which makes him speechless. You don’t say anything to me. If you can look into the future and tell who will do well and who won’t, speak to me then.’

They looked up slowly, their eyes boring into him.

‘Hail,’ said the first, somberly.

‘Hail,’ said the second.

‘Hail,’ said the third.

There was a pause. When the first witch spoke again her voice was like iced water.

‘Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.’

The second witch shook her head slowly. Her voice was low and snake-like.

‘Not so happy, yet much happier.’

The third witch pointed at him. ‘Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So, all hail, Macbeth and Banquo.’

‘Banquo and Macbeth, all hail!’ said the first witch. They glided backwards and began merging with the gloom.

‘Stop!’ said Macbeth. ‘Is that all? Tell me more. I know I’m Thane of Glamis as a result of my father, Sinel’s death. But Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor is alive and well. And as for being king! It’s unbelievable. Tell me where you get this strange information. Or why you stop us on this blasted heath to tell us. Speak up, I command you!’

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  1. lizzy
    lizzy says:

    i loved reading the macbeth story it has really good description well done im a huge fan of shake speare and of your acount and im going to support you and keep reading because ive only red 3 shake speare stories so far and im lovin them and im only10 years old and my friends don’t understand them but i do and i love the stories so well done to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from your NUMBER 1 FAN lizzy xxxxxx


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